Martin Bayne has been a leading edge thinker and doer for a quite some time. He is now writing about his exploration of elderhood and assisted living.
He sends this note…
Michael Gates Gill’s essay The Incredible Lightness of Being Seventy** brings to us, like an empty hand, a classic example of evolution:
This clear and shining interior light has been echoed by a similar lightness in the sensation of the letting go of the heavy, external stuff in my life. In the last decades I have lost a big job with heavy responsibilities, a large, heavy house, and now I live in a small, white apartment with white plastic picnic furniture—inexpensive to purchase (five dollars for the chairs) and easy to clean and very light and bright.
When I travel to give talks around America or even in Europe or Asia, I carry a simple white, light canvas L.L. Bean bag that has the few possessions I now need. I feel like I have been freed from being possessed by my possessions. **The Feathered Flounder Vol 1
And then there’s parity by revolution. And here I defer to two British Lords – Sirs John and Paul – who stated in their treatise Revolution, “And if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow.” — Martin Bayne